Baltimore police shoot two suspects, kill one

No officers injured in separate incidents

February 11, 2005|By Ryan Davis | Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF

Baltimore police shot two suspects, killing one, in separate incidents late Wednesday and early yesterday, a department spokeswoman said.

No officers were injured in the shootings, which remained under investigation, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

In one incident, five officers in West Baltimore were fired at by a man carrying a .454-caliber Casull handgun, which is often used to hunt large African game such as lions, police said.

Lt. Michael McDonald was patrolling about 11 p.m. Wednesday when he spotted an apparent robbery in the 900 block of Bennett Place, police said. He approached five men, prompting four to walk away, police said. The fifth man fired at McDonald and fled, police said. McDonald fired back.

McDonald called for additional officers and followed the man into the 700 block of George St., where they again exchanged gunfire. He ran, exchanging fire with four more officers, before falling wounded.

The suspect, identified as Jermaine Jackson, 20, of the 4100 block of Eierman Ave., was pronounced dead at 12:44 a.m.

About 1:30 a.m., Officer Donald H. Slimmer III responded to a report of an assault at Upper Deck Bar and Grill in the first block of S. Eutaw St., police said. After a security guard reported a man with a gun walking south on Eutaw Street, a man turned toward Slimmer with a gun, and Slimmer fired.

The man ran east on Pratt Street and fired several shots at Slimmer, police said. The officer fired at least 11 rounds at the suspect, hitting him three times.

Kondwami Martin, 24, of the 3200 block of Westmont Ave., was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and is expected to survive, police said.

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